Reading ➻ The Invisible Manuscript Author Alfian Sa'at – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Invisible Manuscript The Invisible Manuscript is not very invisible but brings the pathos very visible to the reader The poet explains he lost himself in the writing of these poems and prose and that they are the stories of so many others but it reads like the growing up and realisation of one person. This one takes the cake this week though, because even tho it talks about the taboo subject of sexuality, you re basically pushed into this theatre that s screening a show called all the brave loves and loss you never really knew existed and you re completely reeled in until the last page I can t say too much or I ll spoil the book but yes, this book is called the invisible manuscript for a very good reason all that s deep and rich and felt in the heart is invisible to the eye until you r This one takes the cake this week though, because even tho it talks about the taboo subject of sexuality, you re basically pushed into this theatre that s screening a show called all the brave loves and loss you never really knew existed and you re completely reeled in until the last page I can t say too much or I ll spoil the book but yes, this book is called the invisible manuscript for a very good reason all that s deep and rich and felt in the heart is invisible to the eye until you read this, and invisibility becomes visibility in your hands.Alfian Sa at is a raw genius of the heart, possibly singapore s undubbed Shakespeare Curiosity level feeling of having visited a whole new world of feels What you gain from this collection will commensurate with what you gave. This poetry collection is a frank exploration of Sa at s many unresolved romances There is a lingering melancholy to his poems, unfulfilled and hungry forIt eventually reaches a point where a relationship is enough for him, where it doesn t have to be anything He appears satiated Yet, the collection ultimately returns to the erasure of the self, the author who must be obliterated He wills himself to become a spectre as with his collection, an invisible manuscript , by embarking on This poetry collection is a frank exploration of Sa at s many unresolved romances There is a lingering melancholy to his poems, unfulfilled and hungry forIt eventually reaches a point where a relationship is enough for him, where it doesn t have to be anything He appears satiated Yet, the collection ultimately returns to the erasure of the self, the author who must be obliterated He wills himself to become a spectre as with his collection, an invisible manuscript , by embarking on the impossible task of universalising the gay experience He erases his own experiences and appropriates those of others Perhaps he is still hungry for a home that recognises the gay citizen universally so that he wouldn t have to jostle with words I have no words After reading the first few poems I already knew that this poetry anthology was a 5 star read Alfian s writing is divine, in every sense of the word His anthology outlines the experiences of a homosexual in a Singaporean context, and perhaps the gay psyche The potent nature and weight of his writing makes his words linger in your mind even after finishing the book What a book My favourite is probably Your Honesty. This book is a lot different to what I usually read Actually, one of my friends recommended me this book and I have to say, I don t regret it Although I support their pro rights but not the concept of their lifestyle, I found Sa at s writing to be very genuine Though some metaphors that he values didn t work for me, I still understand his struggles of being a gay man, conveying what it s truly like Some may be very arousing and intimate as he describes it many times in this book But what I This book is a lot different to what I usually read Actually, one of my friends recommended me this book and I have to say, I don t regret it Although I support their pro rights but not the concept of their lifestyle, I found Sa at s writing to be very genuine Though some metaphors that he values didn t work for me, I still understand his struggles of being a gay man, conveying what it s truly like Some may be very arousing and intimate as he describes it many times in this book But what I like most about The Invisible Manuscript is that Sa at s ability to bring me, a reader opposing to his belief and lifestyle closer and closer to pathos It is a great platform to understand a world that is totally different to my own and I regret nothing Alfian Sa at is my new favourite poet. A collection of local poetry from a Singaporean writer, all about the experience of being a gay male in Singapore I generally liked this, except some parts were very voluble, and some metaphors didn t quite work The quality varied quite widely and there were some good poems and a few average ones A common thread I didn t like in all the poems was the very brazen descriptions of sex masturbation I get that it s edgy, but it was overdone practically present in all the poems My favourite pa A collection of local poetry from a Singaporean writer, all about the experience of being a gay male in Singapore I generally liked this, except some parts were very voluble, and some metaphors didn t quite work The quality varied quite widely and there were some good poems and a few average ones A common thread I didn t like in all the poems was the very brazen descriptions of sex masturbation I get that it s edgy, but it was overdone practically present in all the poems My favourite part was actually the short story, Seven , which condensed all the themes of the entire collection and delivered them pretty effectively Alfian Sa At S First Unpublished Collection Of Writings Composed When He Was , It Was First Distributed Unofficially To Selected Friends And Colleagues Bearing Passionate Testimony To Private And Public Memories, This Gathering Of Poems And Prose Fragments Documenting The Intimate Challenges Of Homosexual Longing Gives Voice To An Invisible Minority Still Struggling To Be Recognised Today Now Published At Last, This Book, Full Of Fierce Confessions, Ambivalences And Flinty Epiphanies, Will Shock And Devestate Here Is An Uncompromising Confluence Of Unfulfilled Desires Wrought Through Language By One Of Singapore S Most Outspoken And Critical Voices Moving in their sincerity, these poems are tiny missives from the past of one of our most beloved writers Although uneven in quality, they still form a cohesive whole articulating the gay male experience in Singapore, with honesty and delicacy of touch And who can fail to be moved by the hope and longing in the immortal conclusion of Anthem, in broad daylight two men holding hands will mean nothing, but a symptom of daylight


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